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Spa tourism, the 7 different types of spa, definitions.

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Spa tourism

  1. 1. Spa tourism.Spa tourism.
  2. 2. ContentsContents  1. Definition of tourism and of spa tourism.1. Definition of tourism and of spa tourism.  2. Insight into the website of the2. Insight into the website of the International Spa Association.International Spa Association.  3. Definition of the 7 types of spa according3. Definition of the 7 types of spa according to ISPA.to ISPA.
  3. 3. 1. Tourism, a definition.1. Tourism, a definition.  TourismTourism is travel foris travel for leisureleisure oror businessbusiness purposes.purposes.  The World Tourism OrganizationThe World Tourism Organization definesdefines touriststourists as people whoas people who  "travel to and stay in places"travel to and stay in places outside their usualoutside their usual environmentenvironment  forfor more than 24 hoursmore than 24 hours and not more than oneand not more than one consecutive yearconsecutive year  forfor leisureleisure,, businessbusiness andand other purposesother purposes not related tonot related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within thethe exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited."place visited."
  4. 4. Is spa tourism part of medicalIs spa tourism part of medical tourism?tourism?  Spas are defined as destinations peopleSpas are defined as destinations people visit for renewal of body, mind and spirit.visit for renewal of body, mind and spirit.  Medical tourism is the practice of peopleMedical tourism is the practice of people traveling across borders fortraveling across borders for medicalmedical treatmenttreatment..
  5. 5. Is spa tourism part of medicalIs spa tourism part of medical tourism?tourism?  The main strength of spas is providingThe main strength of spas is providing relaxationrelaxation andand de-stressingde-stressing, as well as, as well as preventativepreventative healthhealth..  They are destinations where people inThey are destinations where people in fundamentally good health focus onfundamentally good health focus on gettinggetting healthierhealthier..  How do you get healthier?How do you get healthier?  fitness,fitness,
  6. 6. How do you get healthier?How do you get healthier? nutrition,nutrition, body therapies and beauty treatments,body therapies and beauty treatments, sleep,sleep,
  7. 7. How do you get healthier?How do you get healthier?  mind-body modalities, etc.mind-body modalities, etc.
  8. 8. Criteria to determine whether anCriteria to determine whether an activity is mind-bodyactivity is mind-body  It includes a perception of movementIt includes a perception of movement  There is a focus on breathing and breathThere is a focus on breathing and breath soundssounds  Attention is paid to anatomical alignment.Attention is paid to anatomical alignment.  The activity has a quality of beingThe activity has a quality of being « energycentric (chi or prana).« energycentric (chi or prana).
  9. 9. Is spa tourism part of medicalIs spa tourism part of medical tourism?tourism?  The spa environment is designed to address andThe spa environment is designed to address and soothesoothe ((apaiserapaiser) all five senses – that is why you) all five senses – that is why you will often findwill often find  soft music,soft music,  beautiful lighting,beautiful lighting,  relaxing aromas,relaxing aromas,  subtle flavors andsubtle flavors and  a healing touch.a healing touch.  Every element is dedicated to facilitate physical,Every element is dedicated to facilitate physical, emotional and spiritualemotional and spiritual rejuvenationrejuvenation..
  10. 10. Is spa tourism part of medicalIs spa tourism part of medical tourism?tourism?  Spa staff usually have expertise in areasSpa staff usually have expertise in areas likelike  massage therapy,massage therapy,  beauty services,beauty services,  fitness training,fitness training,  hotel management or spa management,hotel management or spa management,  and some are practioners in yoga, acupuncture orand some are practioners in yoga, acupuncture or ayurveda,ayurveda,  But licensed medical doctors are notBut licensed medical doctors are not routinely part of the equation.routinely part of the equation.
  11. 11. Wellness and health tourismWellness and health tourism
  12. 12. 2. The International Spa Association:2. The International Spa Association: http://www.experienceispa.com/http://www.experienceispa.com/  Provide useful information and a job bank.Provide useful information and a job bank.
  13. 13. The US Spa industryThe US Spa industry
  14. 14. US spa industryUS spa industry
  15. 15. 3. There are 7 types of spas3. There are 7 types of spas (according to ISPA)(according to ISPA)  1. CLUB SPA  A facility whose primary purpose is fitness on a day-use basis.
  16. 16. Types of spa.Types of spa.  2. DAY SPA  A spa offering a variety of spa services on a day-use basis.  Day spas offer many of the same services and procedures as cosmetic spas.
  17. 17. Types of spa.Types of spa.  3. CRUISE SHIP SPA  A spa aboard a cruise ship.
  18. 18. Working on a cruise ship.Working on a cruise ship.
  19. 19. Types of spa.Types of spa.  4. DESTINATION SPA  A destination spa is a facility with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to develop healthy habits.
  20. 20. 4. Destination spa.4. Destination spa.  Historically it is a seven- day stay.  This lifestyle transformation can be accomplished by providing a comprehensive program that includes  spa services,  physical fitness activities,  wellness education,  healthful cuisine etc.
  21. 21. Types of spa.Types of spa.  5. MEDICAL SPA  A facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision of a licensed health care professional  The primary purpose is to provide comprehensive medical care in an environment that integrates spa services.
  22. 22. Types of spa.Types of spa.  6. MINERAL SPRINGS SPA  A spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or seawater used in hydrotherapy treatments.
  23. 23. Types of spa.Types of spa.  7. RESORT/HOTEL SPA  A spa owned by and located within a resort or hotel providing spa services, fitness and spa cuisine menu choices.
  24. 24. 7. resort / hotel spa.7. resort / hotel spa.

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